I've been involved with Falcons since 1981 when I got my first one. In all that time, I've never seen a '64 with a factory equipped 289, or a 65 with a factory 260. Comets came with both in '64, and two 289s in '65.
Gooche is actually a She. From what I've heard, the father died and now the daughter runs the company. I've bought three sheets from ebay, two were great, one was pixellated and not really usable. She apologized and offered a refund. I kept it anyway because nobody else made it. They have a lot of unique decals like that.
Came yesterday from Greenlight/GMP. Very nice. They eliminated the retracting seat belt feature, and the 1/4 windows have the black painted on the outside instead of the inside, but all other GMP features are there.
Great idea on having both kits. I learned to drive in the family '79 LTD-S (single headlights) wagon. A stock version could be built as a police, fire chief, coroner, service, news crew, race team hauler, family car with Airstream, and a zillion other possibilities. The Truckster parts would be a nice bonus. Unfortunately, I don't see it happening.
I'm building a 1:1 Bluesmobile as we speak (It's been taking up a lot of time lately) So no surprise how I feel about a 1:25 kit. No way on the shared chassis, a box Panther with a torsion bar front end is just wrong - and the kind of move that gets kit companies in hot water in the hobby. A one piece chassis, a la promo style with no engine detail would be better, although full detail is always best. Also, for these two to share a chassis, one would have to be under or over scale, as the C barge Monaco is considerably wider than the Panther.